Ernest Hemingway is considered as one of the greatest American writers of the twentieth century. This paper is about Hemingway's life as a person and as a writer. I will also discuss his work and style of his writing. .
Ernest Hemingway was born on July 21,1899 in Oak Park, Illinois. He went to Oak Park high school where he both played football and boxed. Because of permanent eye damage from boxing matches, Hemingway was rejected many times from service in World War 1. Hemingway also edited his high school newspaper and reported for the Kansas City Star. After graduating from high school in 1917, Hemingway finally was able to participate in World war One, as an ambulance driver for the American Red Cross. He was wounded seriously on July 8, 1918. Fighting on the Italian front inspired the plot of, A Farewell to Arms in 1929. Indeed, war itself is a major theme in Hemingway's works (Bloom, novelists, 10).
Upon returning briefly to the United States after the World War one, Hemingway, as well as working for the Toronto Star, lived for a short time in Chicago. There, he met and married Hadley Richardson in 1921. The couple moved to Paris, where he served as foreign journalist for the Toronto Star. The Hemingways lived in Paris from 1921-1926. This time in Paris inspired the novel, A Moveable Feast, published later in 1964 (A Storyteller's Legacy).
In 1923 the Hemingways returned to Toronto where their son John, was born. Hemingway soon thereafter resigned from the Star and returned to Paris to concentrate on his writing. He published two small volumes of poetry and prose in 1923 but did not receive recognition in United State until later on when he published a collection of short stories entitled, In Our Time. In 1926 he signed a contract with Scribners and published Torrents of Spring and The Sun Also Rises Which was one of his best novels (A Storyteller's Legacy).
In 1927 Hemingway published a short story collection, Men Without Women.